Nutrien plans temporary shutdown at Lanigan potash mine

LANIGAN — Nutrien has announced it's expecting to shut down its Lanigan potash mine for up to eight weeks.

“The production downtime is in response to a short-term slowdown in global potash markets,” said a media release from the company.

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The Lanigan mine is one of three to face the temporary shutdown, along with Allan and Vanscoy.

Nutrien told the Canadian Press the three mine shutdowns would affect between 600 and 700 workers.

The company said it expects potash production to be reduced by approximately 700,000 tonnes if the mines remain idle for the full eight weeks.

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